Childcare Quality Improvement & Self Evaluation

In early years, Quality Counts.


Raise outcomes for your nursery children and be well-prepared for your next inspection with NDNA’s childcare quality improvement scheme, Quality Counts for nurseries.

To suit all budgets, there are two options to choose from:

  • Online audit and review
  • Certification – full accreditation

The quality improvement scheme will support you to raise your nursery inspection outcome and gain the skills to embed quality and self evaluation throughout your early years setting.

And with 97% of nurseries now judged to be good or outstanding at their latest inspection (June 2019), Quality Counts Certification, a registered certification mark, will make sure you stand out from your competitors.

Nurseries all over the world have been awarded with our Quality Counts certification; Bahrain, Dubai, Hungary and Thailand. If you’re based outside of the UK, email [email protected] for more information.

Why your nursery needs Quality Counts

Benefits of achieving Quality Counts accreditation:

  • Demonstrate better outcomes for children at inspection
  • Show parents and professionals your commitment to developing high quality practice for all children
  • Stand out from the competition by promoting your quality award to new parents
  • Attract and retain high quality staff 
  • Improve teamwork, morale and communication. 

See how The Rosebank Centre in Lymm celebrated achieving the full certification mark

Read how Teepee Day Nursery in Bracknell celebrated achieving the full certification mark.

See how children at Oswestry Prepcare Day Nursery celebrated achieving the full certification mark.

Find out more about NDNA’s childcare quality improvement scheme, Quality Counts, on the dedicated website here.

Online audit and review

Online audit and review – Assess your setting’s processes online and reflect.
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Certification – full accreditation

Certification – Full accreditation with access to: a mentor, audit and training.
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NDNA’s new Quality Counts system is very good. The audits, details and exemplifications were clear to use when making judgements and evaluating our practice

Hilary Sharples at Ashbridge School

Contact the Quality Counts team by emailing [email protected].